Kitchen & Bath Design News

APR 2019

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Functional Flair hen it comes to designing a kitchen, products are often cho- sen to meet specific needs of the users. For those with physical challenges or age-related limitations, this is even more critical, as choosing the ideal item for each task is paramount to both the overall look and functionality of the space. Today's smart appliances, touch-free faucets, interior fittings and WiFi connected elements are all part of the recipe for creating a kitchen that is accessible to all. But other items – such as textured, visually bold counter- tops for those who are sight impaired, easy-grip hardware that simplifies use for arthritic hands, appliances that promote safety, such as induction cooktops, or cabinets that offer flexible positioning and touch-to-open properties – are also on the check list. On this and the next two pages, Kitchen & Bath Design News looks at just a small sampling of the many products that add both beauty and function to today's kitchens. ▪ 1. Thermador's Freedom Induction Cooktop's entire surface can be used as one large cooking area, allowing for up to six pots or pans to be heated simul- taneously in any position. The cooktop, which stays cool to the touch when in use, comes in 30" and 36" models that users can control with a full-color, vibrant display touch screen. Intuitive features include Cooktop Hood Sync. Circle No. 195 on Product Card 2. Grass America's Kinvaro D is a drop-down flap system that creates a mini- malistic look while offering easy access to the cabinet contents. The Kinvaro D offers an integrated damping system, providing a gentle opening that rests at 90° with the assistance of the Tiomos Flap hinge. The system can be mounted left or right, vertically or horizontally. Circle No. 196 on Product Card 3. Hardware Resources' Pullout Basket and Pilaster System wire pull-out bas- kets keep kitchen supplies within easy reach. These baskets, available in 20" or 26" wide, can be bottom or side mounted for face-frame or frameless applica- tions. An optional pilaster system allows multiple 6"-high baskets to be stacked. Circle No. 197 on Product Card 4. The new Black Marble Collection from Cambria includes six designs with tones such as navy, black/white combinations and shades of blue to answer the growing demand for darker styles. Islington is a dramatic sea of navy and shallow blue tones, providing a sense of depth and movement within the countertop. Circle No. 198 on Product Card 5. True Residential's undercounter units – each made with 300-series stainless steel – are now available in the Build Your True collection of custom finishes and hardware. The finishes include gloss black, matte black, cobalt, antique white and matte white in addition to the traditional stainless steel and the brand's original wood overlay. Circle No. 199 on Product Card 6. Kesseböhmer USA has updated its iMove model, a pull-down system that provides ergonomic, easy-to-use storage. A pull of the handle allows the iMove and its contents to glide downward and outward in one smooth movement, locking into position during use, and gently folding up and back into the cabinet. Available in a range of colors, the iMove is offered in a one- or two-shelf configuration. Circle No. 200 on Product Card W 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 50 Kitchen & Bath Design News • April 2019 PRODUCT REVIEW

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